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Estimation of optical thickness of volcanic ash clouds using satellite data

Pflug, Bringfried (2009) Estimation of optical thickness of volcanic ash clouds using satellite data. SPIE. Remote Sensing Europe 2009, 31 Aug - 3 Sept 2009, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 9780819477804. ISSN 0277-786X

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Abstract

Radiance measurements within the O2A-absorption band contain information about height distribution of scattering particles. This is widely used for estimation of cloud-top height from satellite data. Within cloud free scenes over the ocean, there is still enough information contained for separation of aerosol loading within the maritime boundary layer and enhanced aerosol loading in the upper troposphere or stratosphere. If stratospheric aerosol content is low, then thin cirrus clouds can be observed. Alternatively, a volcanic ash cloud within the stratosphere or upper troposphere can be investigated after volcanic eruptions. This is demonstrated within this paper by one application example

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Estimation of optical thickness of volcanic ash clouds using satellite data
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Pflug, BringfriedUNSPECIFIED
Date:8 September 2009
Page Range:pp. 1-7
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Picard, Richard H.Air Force Research Lab (USA)
Schäfer, KlausFZ Karlsruhe (D)
Comeron, AdolfoUniv.Politécnica de Cataluña (Spain)
Kassianov, EvgueniPacific NW National Lab (USA)
Mertens, Christopher J.NASA Langley Res.Center (USA)
Publisher:SPIE
Series Name:PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIV
ISSN:0277-786X
ISBN:9780819477804
Status:Published
Keywords:O2A-absorption
Event Title:Remote Sensing Europe 2009
Event Location:Berlin, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:31 Aug - 3 Sept 2009
Organizer:SPIE
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Entwicklung und Erprobung von Verfahren zur Gewässerfernerkundung (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Marine Remote Sensing
Deposited By: Bärbel Bolowski
Deposited On:28 Oct 2009 10:18
Last Modified:03 Nov 2009 09:04

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